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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,292 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #65

Mar 222010


  • 89,000 miles


Check engine light on and off

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #64

Mar 182011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
Window fell in door, rear passenger on drivers side. Self replaced motor window in doorsystem. Plastic part inside snaps or shears off. Bought a replacement part that has metal stops. No problems. Have replaced all four window motors. They all snapped at different times. By husband

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #63

Aug 022010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Both rear windows fell into door cavity multiple times, window would not roll up by regulator motor, must be lifted by hand after removing interior door panel. Both regulators were replaced twice within 18 months, did not correct problem, both windows continued to fall & require removing interior door panel to lift. Defect occurs while vehicle is either moving or parked, leaves occupants and contents unsecured and/or susceptible to the elements, theft, and other hazards. Only method available to secure windows was permanently tying in closed position. >>> this is an engineering and/or manufacturing defect of a specific part the manufacturer is well aware of multiple failures. <<< the defective part needs to be redesigned so it does not fail multiple times.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #62

Jun 032013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 75,000 miles


Have now had to replace all four power window regulators. 75,000 miles

- Sherwood, AR, USA

problem #61

May 132013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Keys stuck in ignition. Would not come out which left leaving my vehicle unsafe to leave unattended. Took it to the dealership today and they had to replace the entire shifter and something in the ignition. I was told this happens often in this particular model. Total repair was $699.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #60

Apr 182013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 92,500 miles
My rear driver side window stopped working and would slide down until it slid down so much I had to pull it up just for it to fall completely into the door the next day. I called the dealership and they wont fix it because it was manufactured before the recall date. I have two small children and cant drive them anywhere because its to cold and the wind is to much. I can barely afford food much less a $240 window repair.

- Kingsville, MD, USA

problem #59

Apr 172013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


Put the Jeep in park and could not remove key. Had to disconnect cable to remove key, with cable disconnected I was able to shift through gears with car turned off and key out. Hooked cable back up and keys stuck in ignition.

- Red Wing , MN, USA

problem #58

Oct 032012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 78,551 miles
Key stuck in ignition. Tech verified concern. Found shift interlock cable shifter assembly seized and interlock stretched. Tech accessed and replaced shifter assembly and shift interlock cable.

- White Marsh, MD, USA

problem #57

Dec 112012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I was leaving my bank and entered my vehicle and proceeded to start it with my key. My key turned and would not start my vehicle. My battery is about a 1 month old and I checked to see if there was a loose connection or corrosion (connection tight and no corrosion). I checked all fluids (fine), I just had oil, oil filter and breather filter changed a few weeks ago and they check all fluids. I turned lites, wipers, turn signals and radio on (worked fine), horn worked. With my key in the ignition, I had no problem turning the steering wheel. I opened my driver's door and saw it show up as "door" on the dash panel and noticed engine lite on. I depressed and held brake pedal down and was able to shift to neutral and back to park with no problem. I had a friend come and look at my Liberty, and he checked and did everything I did. We both thought it was the ignition switch. I informed the bank that I was having car problems and have to leave it in their parking lot over nite. I had the Jeep Liberty towed to a Jeep dealership in stuart Florida the next day (12/12/2012). They informed me that the pin in the ignition switch broke off and fell inside and that they would need to replace the whole steering column. And it would cost over $1000. I was informed the next day (12/13/2012) that they could not locate a new steering column and that they would need to replace the steering column with a used one. Now it will cost $800. I researched and noticed that other Jeep Liberty owners have had problems with the ignition switch. I hope I am not being scammed. My Jeep Liberty has about 50000 miles on it. As I think about it, wouldn't the ignition switch need to be replaced and not the whole steering column? my Jeep is still at the dealership and I hope to get it back on 12/17/2012.

- Hobe Sound, FL, USA

problem #56

Oct 222012

Liberty 4WD

  • miles
The rear driverside window falling problems with both front windows making a screeching sound when putting them up. The rear window wiper stopped working.

- Dudley, MA, USA

problem #55

Sep 222012


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the key had become lodged in the ignition. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the shifter cable had to be pressed in order to remove the key. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was going to be taken to the dealer for repairs, but there was no specific indication as to what caused the problem. The failure and current mileage was 82,000

- Mount Rainier, MD, USA

problem #54

Mar 062011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Gas tank overflows when fueling because it doesn't sense when its full. I have to stop fueling before I think its full so this doesn't happen, so I am unable to fill tank completely. Spills all over my clothes, on the ground and down the side of my vehicle. Also I smell an electrical burning smell when I'm driving my vehicle sometimes which is very scary.

- Reynoldsville, PA, USA

problem #53

Aug 012011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
Last year around Aug 2011 my key stuck in the key slot couldn't even get it out had after a while figured out if U push the brake all the way in then put in park then sometimes the key would come out started workin after about 2 to 3months later then on Feb 27 12 it started 2 stick again then it wouldn't start we called Chrysler. They told us 2 have it hauled 2 some where 2 have it checked its at lee auto in aurbon Maine they we are now paying 200$ and they have not figured out what it is -Chrysler, gave us a case num [xxx] and they told my husband if it is a faulty part they might help pay for it. Its has only 72000 2 74000 miles on it we had 2 put a new fuel pump in it already in 2011-I think we got the lemon right now I have 2 really on some one 2 give me a ride 2 work oya we all so went through a set of tire 1 year after alignment. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lisbon, ME, USA

problem #52

Oct 192011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
Both rear passage windows fail to work at all we had to tape up the windows and the power make a grilling noise.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #51

Oct 082011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 1,375,462 miles
Failing window regulator on a 2006 Jeep Liberty, Chrysler is aware of the problem, does not want to issue a recall, or do a good will fix. Est. To fix over $ 500.

- San Juan Bautista, CA, USA

problem #50

Apr 062011


  • miles
The esp bas, traction control, and ABS lights come one randomly...could be driving, in park, going 20 mph...has been going on now since April...dealership says they cant do anything unless the lights are on/active...this morning my brakes tried to give out on me and it really scared me...I am a mother and need to trust that I paid for a reliable vehicle...after reading about 30 different forums I am not the only one that is having this problem...this needs to get fixed immediately please.

- Sour Lake, TX, USA

problem #49

Sep 162009


  • 50,000 miles
In response to all the complaints of ABS light and brakes feeling like they won't work. I had this problem and was at the dealership a lot over the last 2 years. It turned out to be a burnt wire! I have not had any problems in the last 3 months (which is a long time for this car)!. please tell your mechanic to check the brake sensor (ABS sensor) wires!!

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #48

Aug 042011


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty sport. The contact stated that the key was stuck in the ignition and could not be removed. The failure occurred a total of two times. An authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that he would have to cover the repair costs because there were no recalls or warranties addressing the failure. The contact was also informed that the ignition switch and actuator would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 77,790.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #47

Jun 062011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
2006 Jeep Liberty has defective windows that fall down and present a safety hazard. The 2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles have a lifetime warranty for the same defect. This is dangerous and should be covered by the same warranty.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #46

May 212011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
ABS, esp, brake light, battery and check engine light, come off and on I have took it to Jeep at two different locations, neither place has been able to resolve my problem, I even drove with tech in the car, he saw the light come on and was unable to determine the cause.

- Vermilion, OH, USA

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